Diné : A History of the Navajos. First Edition in dustjacket

By: IVERSON, Peter

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IVERSON, Peter. Diné : A History of the Navajos. Featuring photographs by Monty Roessel. Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, (2002). First Edition. Pp (4),v-xiii,(1),1-366 + 32 pages of excellent colour photos by Roessel. With many b&w photos in the text. 8vo, black paper-covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. "This comprehensive narrative traces the history ofthe Navajos from their origins to the beginning of the twenty-first centur y. Based on extensive archival research, traditional accounts, interviews, historic and contemporary photographs, and firsthand observation, it provides a detailed, up-to-date portrait of the Diné past and present that will be essential for scholars, students, and interested general readers, both Navajo and non-Navajo. As Iverson points out, Navajo identity is rooted in the land bordered by the four sacred mountains. At the same time, the Navajoshave always incorporated new elements, new peoples, and new ways of doing things. The author explains how the Diné remember past promises, recall past sacrifices, and continue to build upon past achievements to construct andsustain North America's largest native community. He provides a concise an d provocative analysis of Navajo origins and their relations with the Spanish, with other Indian communities, and with the first Anglo-Americans in the Southwest. Following an insightful account of the traumatic Long Walk eraand of key developments following the return from exile at Fort Sumner, Iv erson considers the major themes and events of the twentieth century, including political leadership, livestock reduction, the Code Talkers, schools, health care, government, economic development, the arts, and athletics." - from dj flaps. Contents : Introduction; 1. "Black Clouds will Rise" : to 1846; 2. "We Must Never Forget" : 1846-1868; 3. "Our Beloved Country" : 1868-1901; 4. "Short Rope" : 1901-1923; 5. "Our People Cried" : 1923-1941; 6. "We Have an Opportunity" : 1941-1962; 7. "We Stand Together" : 1962-1982; 8. "We Survive as a People" : 1982-2002; Conclusion. Appendix : Treaty of 1868. With notes, selected readings, and index. Very good in dustjacket, tight and clean. 35.00

Title: Diné : A History of the Navajos. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: IVERSON, Peter

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Publisher: University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, NM, 2002, ISBN:0826327141:

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